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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-10-2002, 09:46 PM
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security for a 72 blazer

i am going to start driving my dads 72 blazer and am worried about security. does anybody have any thoughts about what i can do? i am going to put an alarm on it, but not really sure what kind to use. i was also thinking of doing something else (maybe a fuel cut off, or something else..)
plus, does anybody know how hard it would be to put power door and/or power windows on a 72?
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Windows and doors are easy, takes me around 2 hours for both. Umm, alarm, any DEI unit (Hornet, Python, Viper).

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Why would you want to put power anything on it? One of the beauties of those old trucks are there is so much less to break, stop working, start working incorrectly, burn up, etc. I won't buy a vehicle with power windows and locks anymore unless it's a good deal. Sick of having stuff stop working on me.
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I take it the blazer has an electric fuel pump?

Chances are no one will want to steal it but if they want it an alarm isn't going to deter them much. You'd have to get an expensive one that you either attach to the glass or can "magically" sense glass breaking.

If you do a starter cut off switch you're going to have to do it at the solenoid. Otherwise, with how simple the wiring is in that Blazer they'll be able to spot where you put a switch in under the dash.

If you want power door locks for keyless entry then you can buy a kit from GM for $20. I don't know the part number but it comes in a white box 1"x3"x10". It has the glorified rack and pinion device, a rod, a clip, and a mounting bar. It's the standard GM type that reverses polarity in order to make it lock and unlock. All you have to do is hook it up how the alarm/keyless entry thing says. I've stuck them in a lot of vehicles that didn't have power door locks so the keyless entry/remote start system could unlock the driver door.

If you want to put power door locks and windows like from the factory that'd be a nightmare. You'd have to find new window regulators, lock devices, and door pads.
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could just pop the hood everytime and jank out a couple of sparkplug wires [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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or carry around a 5/16" ratchet wrench and pull off a battery cable each time..
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sparkplug wires would be easier
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only if you like crispy-crittered fingers. i know with my headers i'd have a hard time getting them off without burning myself.
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could pull them from distributor if you know the order, or whynot put a cutoff switch so it didn't spark, like at the distributor somewhere?
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Yeah, that'd work too. I don't know if it's got HEI though. I think stopping it from cranking is the way to go so some goofball doesn't crank on it for ten minutes flooding the piss out of it trying to steal it and get it started.
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